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Night School: Number 1 in series [Paperback]

C. J. Daugherty
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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5 Jan 2012 Night School (Book 1)

Allie's world is falling apart...

She hates her school. Her brother has run away. She's just been arrested. Again. And now her parents are sending her away.

But instead of hating boarding school, Allie is happy. She's making friends. And there's Carter, a brooding loner with whom she feels an instant connection.

Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Her classmates - and maybe some of the teachers - are hiding a secret. And soon it begins to feel like a very dangerous place...

'Night School is dramatic and full of great characters, the perfect blend of suspense and romance.' Sophie McKenzie


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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Atom (5 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907411216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907411212
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Full of unexpected twists, Night School is mysterious, creepy, and sexy - a tense thriller with a great romance. I was hooked from the first page. (L. A. Weatherly, author of the bestselling ANGEL series)

Night School is dramatic and full of great characters, the perfect blend of suspense and romance. (Sophie McKenzie 2013-10-01)

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'Night School is dramatic and full of great characters, the perfect blend of suspense and romance.' Sophie McKenzie

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Serendipity Reviews TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This book explodes with a thrilling opening scene, that finds the protagonist, Allie, in enough trouble to push her family over the edge. You can tell instantly that she is a troubled soul who needs help. She is sassy, tomboyish and full of teenage anger yet she is also a pretty cool character.

From that first chapter I was sucked in and I knew I wouldn't be able to put the book down until I found out the truth. Imagine a mixture of Hogwarts and Mallory Towers but filled with murder instead of magic. That is what you get. This book blew me away. Half way through, the author had thrown so many red herrings at me, I was convinced that the school was a mental institution only to discover that I couldn't have got it more wrong if I tried. Talk about, keep me on my toes. I can usually work out which way a book is going, but Night School had me totally fooled from the beginning and the events that passed were surprises to me. I thought the plot of the book was brilliant. The truth behind Night School really amazed me and it is definitely something I haven't read before.

I loved Carter from the start and I could definitely see his potential long before Allie could. Allie seemed to be blinded to the charms of Sylvian, who I really wasn't keen on from the beginning. I am sure this little love triangle will continue through future books, but I am pretty sure I will be rooting for Carter throughout the series.

The school is really creepy. It has a very Gothic feel to it and the descriptions provide just the right amount of atmosphere to the story. Just my kind of school. I am desperate to discover where the school is that C.J. Daugherty based the book on.

For a debut novel, I thought this was fantastic.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Night School - CJ Daugherty 26 July 2012
Format:Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent YA for Adults as Well 3 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
I'm an avid reader of young adult fiction (even though I'm many years past young adult). Daugherty's debut novel is intelligent and well-written. The mystery gains speed as it races to a heart-pounding end...or should I say "beginning of book 2." Characters are well-developed, as is the setting. Daugherty is expert at placing the reader in the middle of the story. You'll be swept away by this book...and hungry for more of this author's work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book 5 Feb 2012
By Pippa U
Format:Paperback
I finished Night School almost in one go, it's fast paced, exciting, with twist and turns that take one further and further into an intriguing mystery. As the story unfolded, I absolutely bonded with Allie, and her attempts to make sense of the new school she has been taken to. What's going on? And what about Carter? I think he's gorgeous, but what's he all about? I'm not sure....! Can't wait for the sequel. All the characters are well drawn and believable, CJ Daugherty has done an excellent job. A best seller of a book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 22 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
What a debut book! Absolutely absorbing from start to finish. The characterisations were superb,the atmosphere electric. I cannot wait for the next book, as, like all good books, you are left on a knife edge of anticipation as to 'what happens next?'
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 7 Feb 2012
By Joops
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book. It's so refreshing to find flawed, believable teenagers rather than the anodyne stereotypes in so many YA novels. C. J. Daugherty creates an enticingly strange, atmospheric school and the twists and turns as our heroine, Allie, tries to work out who she can trust are intriguing. Can't wait for book two - there is a book two, right??
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, but not amazing 20 Aug 2014
Format:Paperback
Allie Sheridan is just another troubled teenager being carted off to a school far away somewhere. Nothing particularly special. But there is something special, something strange, about the school she's being sent to - Cimmeria Academy. For one thing, why has Allie never heard of it before , and why can't she find any mention of it anywhere on the Internet? Things take a turn for the more mysterious when Allie arrives at Cimmeria. It's somewhat strange that she is there for the summer term - normally Cimmeria is attended in the summer only by 'students with promise' i.e. 'legacy' students - students whose families are connected to Cimmeria, and tend to be ridiculously rich, ridiculously gorgeous, ridiculously clever or any combination thereof. Allie is clearly none of these things so why is she here?

Things become even more mysterious when, whilst going through the Cimmeria Rules book, Allie reads:

5. Students in certain advanced areas of study take part in Night School to prepare them for life after Cimmeria, so you will sometimes hear them working late in the evening. Only very few select students are offered this opportunity; if you are not among them, you must not attempt to interfere with or observe Night School.

6. The identities of those involved in Night School are secret. Anyone who attempts to find out their identities will be punished.

7. ALL Night School activities are secret. Any member of Night School who tells anybody outside of Night School about those activities will be punished severely.

It was this mysteriousness that compelled me to pick up this book in the first place, and it was what drove me to keep reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Kept waiting.....
Never seemed to quite get to the good bit! A book without much substance. Won't read the rest in series
Published 3 days ago by GadgetLover
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting
OK so there is very little I can say about this book without giving away huge spoilers so I'll just keep it short. This book was really intriguing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Yvonne Leacy (The Shadow Realm)
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully adictive
although this is a YA series, I love the way it is written
im a mum whose daughter has read it too, and we love this series!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by nuttygear
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, definitely recommended!
I love this book, I simply refused to put it down and completed it within a day, there is action, romance and suspense, there are some questions left open, but I am reading the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Loraine Vaughan
5.0 out of 5 stars great
a fantastic book in the series, I have the whole series & am an avid collector/ reader, I will continue to read these as long as I have eyes in my head!
Published 5 months ago by Ms J. P. Squire
5.0 out of 5 stars This was AMAZING!
A great book for all teenagers! It was so thrilling from start to finish. I was so intrigued by Allie's character and couldn't wait to find out more about her past and family. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gillian Sowden
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping
Gripping from start to finish, great concept, great characters and looking forward to reading the next books in the series
Published 6 months ago by AJ 2883
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing
This book has to be the best book by far i have ever read just when you think things couldnt get any worse... they did ! A truly great read highly recommend it !
Published 8 months ago by molly burrows
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
When you read the title of this book you think that this book is going to be all 'Oh Vampire save me now, from this evil zombie!' kind of thing and, well it isn't. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tasha
5.0 out of 5 stars Read in one day
I picked this book up originally for the cover but after starting the book i couldn't put it down and although you get some answers through out the book at the end you still have... Read more
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